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Exige Cup 240 wipes out cow shed. (And yes, I searched "cow shed" to make sure it wasn't a repost.)







A $130,000(AU) sportscar competing in Targa Tasmania has crashed out of the race -- wiping out a farmer's cow shed.

The 2005 Lotus Exige 240, driven by Deon Attard, 28, smashed into the shed on the Sideling stage on Day 2 of the five-day rally.
Attard and his navigator Erin Kelly, 24, both of Brisbane, escaped from the crash unharmed.

The Lotus came around the corner and hit a patch of oil which made it spin out of control at 120km/h. It left the road and crashed through a farmer's fence about halfway between Launceston and Scottsdale.

The car flipped upsidedown and slid about 100m on its roof before crashing in to the farmer's cow shed.

The farmer had only moved the cows from his shed this morning so they wouldn't become unsettled by the Targa cars going past.

Earlier in the stage the leader of the rookie rally category, Queensland driver David Scott crashed his 2005 Subaru WRX, also on the Sideling stage.

A third car, a 1984 Porche 944, driven by Leigh Achterberg and Gerard McConkey, of Queensland, also crashed about 400m into the Sideling stage.

http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story/0,22884,23553982-921,00.html



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yea, impressed with the a pillars... but would think this one should have had the full roll cage
 

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It does have a full cage
oh, couldnt see it. wanted to order the sport package from dealer that has attachment provisions for the cage + harness seats but since Im intending car for street biased life (and cost) didn't, Im a wuss.
 

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Here are a couple of photos of it being turned into a Cup240 when it when new (the Australian Cup 240s were upgraded from regular Exiges when in Australia rather than at Hethel). The cage was installed after these photos were taken.




 

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That will buff right out.
 

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That was a really sharp looking car. I'm glad to see it had no problem cruising for 100 meters on it's roof before it hit the shed but I'd assume the full roll cage had a bit to do with that. I get the impression the driver was able to get up and walk away? If so, that's great! Hopefully they get it back together and back on the track soon.

Anyone have any side shots or other angles before it was wrecked? Curious to see how the rest of th silver blends together.
 

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hmmm.

this story kills two birds with one stone (or two of the most reposted topics ever on ET)...

australian exige found in remote barn




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Here are a couple of photos of it being turned into a Cup240 when it when new (the Australian Cup 240s were upgraded from regular Exiges when in Australia rather than at Hethel). The cage was installed after these photos were taken.


It's clear from this photo that the enormous battery caused snap understeer leading to the aforementioned wreck
 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAH

"snap understeer"

HAHAHAHAHAHAH

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